Within the scope of the “TUHP-Turkish Utility Helicopter Program”, T70 helicopters will be developed based on the S70i Helicopter of Sikorsky Aircraft. A total of 109 T70 Helicopters will be manufactured and delivered to Turkish Land Forces, Turkish Air Forces, General Command of Gendarmerie, Special Forces, Turkish National Police and Directorate of Forestry during next 10 years. TAI-Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. will be leading the program as a prime contractor of this program with other subcontractor companies; Sikorsky Aircraft, Aselsan, TEI and Alp Aviation.

TAI is responsible for manufacturing, final assembly operations, tests and integrated logistic support of all airframe structures and composite rotor blades. In addition to TAI’s work scope, TEI-Turkish Engine Industries will build engines under a license of GE-General Electric. Aselsan will develop and integrate avionics and will co-develop with Sikorsky Aircraft an enhanced digital cockpit known as the Integrated Modular Avionics System (IMAS); and Alp Aviation is responsible for production and assembly of landing gears, gearbox and dynamic components.

Within the scope of the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program, Turkey’s utility helicopter requirements will be met and Turkish industry will play a significant role in fulfilling domestic needs in military and civilian areas.

External Lift
Search and Resque
Maritime Patrol and SAR
2 x Turboshaft Engine T700-TEI701D
Take-off Power 2 x1468 kw / 2 x 1.994 shp

Maximum Takeoff Gross Weight 9.979 kg  22.000 lbs
Maximum Gross Weight with External Load 10.659kg 23.500 lbs
Maximum External Load 4.082 kg  9.000  lbs 
Cabin Width 2,14 m 7 ft
Cabin Height 1.37 m 4,5 ft
Cabin Area 8.18 m2 88 ft2
Cabin Volume 11.22 m3  369 ft3


Maximum Cruise Speed* 296 km/hr  160 kts
HIGE Ceiling** 4.572 m 15.000 ft
HOGE Ceiling** 3.353 m 11.000 ft
Service Ceiling** 6.096 m 20.000 ft

* Standart day, sea level

** Ceiling for 18.000 lbs GW (8.165 kg)